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Another ‘sweet’ solution from Contrinex contrast sensors

Modern shopping and logistics operations rely upon clear and reliable product labelling and perhaps one of the most important examples is ensuring that boxes of sweets reach the shops on time. Therefore Contrinex’s versatile and high-performance, RGB light-based photoelectric contrast sensors, available from PLUS Automation, are trusted to ensure packing …

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Contrinex inductives can help protect your press from double blanks

A manufacturer of metal cans needs to ensure that the press that applies and crimps the bottom onto the can body is fed with only one bottom. Therefore a fast, non-contact and robust checking mechanism is required. Customer Application A conveyor with a stainless-steel glide plate backed by a permanent …

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Contrinex pressure resistant inductives give concrete advantages

Manufacturers of mobile concrete pumping trucks trust Contrinex’s High-Pressure sensors to monitor the piston position in the hydraulic drive cylinder. These sensors provide exceptional reliability despite the challenges of pressure cycles and high-pressure peaks, increasing longevity and efficiency and reducing maintenance costs for these concrete pump. An additional benefit is …

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Contrinex inductives help get the beers in

A drinks producer needs to conduct a final inspection check of cases of bottles after the lid of the corrugated cardboard case has been closed and sealed. A bottle count is performed by verifying the position of bottle caps through layers of cardboard at the top of each sealed case. …

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Contrinex inductives ensure safe automation of press-tool change-overs

An automated tool-change process reduces setup times and improves machine efficiency, but introduces the risk of damage if the tool-press is not completely closed before its moulding tools are changed. Therefore a Contrinex inductive sensor is trusted to ensure that the tool-press is completely closed, so that the moulding tools …

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Contrinex smart inductives optimise pneumatic cylinder systems

Industrial automation enables the optimisation of machine performance, with equipment designers always looking for ways to reduce cycle times without compromising safety at little or ideally no increased cost. Pneumatic systems are a typical challenge to engineers where they are commonly used to move parts between workstations using an optimal …

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Contrinex photoelectrics are a ‘sweet’ solution for detection in packaging

During confectionery packaging operations, conveyor lines deliver preformed cardboard cartons to packing stations. At each station, a pick-and-place packing robot packs layers of bagged candy in cartons. Once filled, cartons are conveyed to case-sealing stations. A highly reliable retro-reflex photoelectric sensor, mounted beside the line, senses each carton as it …

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Contrinex’s background suppression photoelectric sensors ‘pack them in’ and ‘take the biscuit’

Contrinex’s C23 photoelectric sensor family, available from PLUS Automation, is small but powerful and so ideal for conveyor and packaging applications. An example application for the C23 is the food processing industry in biscuit production, where ‘shingling’, or overlapped layering, is a common technique for optimising space during secondary packaging …

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Contrinex’s miniature inductive sensors help prevent robot grippers from damaging fragile silicon wafers

Compact multi-finger robot grippers are an essential element of the automated production of electronic equipment, transporting parts between operations. It is critical that in the event of an unplanned human intervention or a machine malfunction, there is not a collision hazard. Therefore machine designers insist on an anti-collision system. Miniature …

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Contrinex Smart Inductives provide affordable high-precision position control

Automation engineers often face a three-way balancing act when designing equipment, trying to maximise speed and accuracy while keeping cost at acceptable levels. Position control is no exception – high-performance systems typically rely on linear or rotary encoders to deliver the required positional accuracy, and these can be expensive, particularly …

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